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Electric underfloor heating... any difference between Laminate/LVT flooring?e

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by d000hg, 30 Jan 2020.

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    We're going to fit 20-25m2 aluminium heating mat on a brand new floor. Subfloor is down and the boards between sub-floor and mats are sorted.

    We had planned to go with vinyl flooring but everyone tells us this needs an additional layer on the mats which we prefer not to do.

    Our preferred heating mat supplier (also the brand our electrician prefers) allows laminate to go directly on top of the mats, but we need a waterproof (moppable) flooring so were considering LVT. What I can't find out is if LVT is like-for-like replacement for laminate or not. I see both are limited to 27C but want to make sure before we order and fit it.

    Anyone know?
     
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    Spoke to the UFH supplier. They say the requirement for the additional overlay layer with vinyl is because it is a lot less rigid, so wires will show through. Since LVT is also quite bendy, they say the same applies.

    What they couldn't tell me is where we stand with rigid LVT which is another option. Seems to me this is a like-for-like laminate replacement but I've never used it before.
     
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